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Question: Z580 windows 8 black screen startup

Hi. I have my Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 i5-3210M 1TB 8GB GT635M WIN8 for less than 24 hours. The problems with the black screen started right from the beginning. When I first opened the laptop, nothing happen but a black screen. Forced shutdown and it started on a second go. Registered on Microsoft blah-blah-blah. 8 hours later tried to use it. It started again but, it was not login in, only after 3 forced shutdowns. I used it for one hour and let it open for 15 min. When I came back, there was again the black screen and I couldn't get back to programs. I forced shutdown again. Now, I've tried to start the computer several times but the only thing I get is the black screen. Suggestions? Quite disappointed, and looking to the number of postings I think I've made a bad decision buying this computer. Now I'm typing from my old ACER

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Answer: Z580 windows 8 black screen startup

Hi. Maybe you have a faulty hdd, lenovo use seagate and they are not the best hdd, or try going into the bios Fn+F2 button and turning off eufi and secure boot if you have the option and then save the changes. I only get the black screen occasionally when i have an external hdd attached to the usb port, i dont know if it`s the external hdd not being ready to on time. John.





Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

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I bought a z580 a couple months ago and gave it as a gift to my fiancee. I gave it to her a month ago and it worked fine for a couple weeks, but now it will not start up at all.  Once the power button is pushed the screen will "turn on" but it is blank and black.  No post messages or anything.  For a few days we were able to mess around with taking the battery out, holding down the power button, etc, to get the machine to boot up and run for a while, but now it won't do anything beyond the black screen.  Has anyone had this issue and was able to fix it or is it gonig to require a hardware fix?

Answer:Z580 black screen on startup

HiPlease try swapping the ramssticks.





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 My z580 has a problem from time to time with the startup. I press the power button, the indicators are lit, the fan is running, but the display does not start, and the system does not boot.  Then I press the Power button for 4 sec. Off. After several attempts to boot the system starts again properly. this occurs about once every 3-6 days.  Today to start I pushing the power button 23 times if anyone had a similar problem?

Answer:Z580 problem with the startup (black screen)

Hi PiezI would suggest you to do a bios update. This might solve the problem. If you say that the lenovo screen also not occuring then get a check of the gpu from lenovo if bios update doesnt solve.Thank You





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Laptop has been working OK for 7 months but opened it yesterday and screen is virtually black. With a torch I can see  that the startup repair failed to find a problem. Thanks in advance for your help. 

Answer:Almost black screen Ideapad z580 Windows 7

Dear llan01
 
Welcome in Lenovo forums
 
Do you have option ( Start windows normally ) ?
 
Please let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Laptop has been working OK for 7 months but opened it yesterday and screen is virtually black. With a torch I can see  that the startup repair failed to find a problem. Thanks in advance for your help. 

Answer:Almost black screen Ideapad z580 Windows 7

Laptop has been working OK for 7 months but opened it yesterday and screen is virtually black. With a torch I can see  that the startup repair failed to find a problem. Thanks in advance for your help. 

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I'm no computer tech so bear with me...  I got a z580 a little over a year ago. Everything was peachy until yesterday when I was prompted to update and I did. After that, it will bring me to my screensaver picture, I move my cursor, log in and .... nothing. Black screen but I can still move my cursor and hear the fan etc. Any ideas are very welcome!! Thanks!

Answer:z580 black screen with cursor after logging in after windows update

Hi thimbelina1 and welcome to the community,
 
What prompted you to update, Windows?  What OS are you using?
 
Regards,
Dave

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So  my Laptop is a Lenovo Z580.. Today it had low charge in the battery.. So I connected the charger but the cable connected to the power adapter was somehow loose.. So the laptop shut down because there was no battery.. But then when it was at the starting windows screen where 4 lights of windows 7 come together and form 4 rectangles(windows symbol).. Anyways it crashes only when the 2 lights appear.. And then tells to either start windows normally or to use STartup Repair... Anyways I have faced this problem quite a few times in the past.. At that time when this error came I went to startup repair then I selected system restore and then selected a restore point... And VOILA.. The problem was no more ....But this time when I went to system restore ... I saw there were no restore points.. I remember it quite well that before 3 or 4 days only I made a new restore point.,... Guys plz help me..
 
 
Moderator comment: Please do not duplicate threads within or across multiple forums. It splinters the discussion. Duplicates removed.

Answer:Blue Screen on Lenovo Z580 (Default Windows 7 Home Basic)at Startup And Restart

hi sapsm9,
 
According to this pdf data sheet, the Lenovo Z580 that comes with a Windows 7 is a Home Premium edition. If this is what you mean, you can try to do a repair install (see this guide)
 
Alternatively, if you don't have important data on the machine, consider pressing the OneKey Recovery button to restore the unit from factory settings.
 
 
Hope this helps

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Question: Z580 black screen

Lenova Z580 i5 2021?,750GB HHD,8gb ram 64bit.I've had this machine for 13 mo, came w/no OS installed kubuntu 14.04 been working great for 9 mo. A few months ago, on a start, only indicator lights came on, heard hhd for a second, and screen is black, to fix this a restart was needed, sometimes I would have to remove battery, and power cord, and press and hold power button for 30 sec. Now as before just indicator lights, and black screen. I've beenlooking for solutions for awhile, and the common denominator is that this is happening to many lenova owners, and I still can't find a solution. I don't know if its hardware or software or how to test with out screen.

Answer:Z580 black screen

Exactly the same. My dad's laptop died 2 weeks ago, 2 weeks after the extended warranty ran out. When the power button is pressed, the screen stays black with no backlight or anything. The only noticable sign of life are the lights on the front of the laptop and for CAPS lock, etc.  It has started on the odd occasion, which is very strange in itself, but only 1 in every 20/30 attempts will turn the laptop on.  Is this a motherboard replacement job, as I am seeing a lot of those sorts of comments on previous threads? Is there anything I can try before then?  Really disappointed in this laptop, it's been of poor build quality right from the start unfortunately. It's getting harder and harder to find a decent laptop manufacturer at the moment. 

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Question: Z580 Black screen

So, I've had my Z580 for a little over two years. Over the last month or so it would freeze up, requiring a restart. About a week ago, I went to use it and no display. The CPU fan is spinning, the indicator lights are lighted. Connecting another monitor has no display. CTRL ALT DEL, nothing.  No access to BIOS. External devices (mouse and keyboard) no indicator lights.  Removed battery and held start button down for 30 secs, nothing. Removed RAM one at a time, no change.  Removed HDD and was able to back up the info to my desktop.  So, from little info I've been able to get (mostly from here) it looks like I'll be replacing the motherboard. Lenovo, which surprised me, has the cheapest price for a replacement. I didn't want to purchase a used board and have the same problem another couple of months later. I'm also hoping that Lenovo has corrected what ever issue was creating this problem in the first place.

Answer:Z580 Black screen

Hi Petey_c,
                                     
Welcome to Lenovo forums.
                                                                                                               
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with blank screen in your Lenovo Z580 laptop.
 
As per the troubleshooting and the details shared by you, it looks like the motherboard is faulty as this need to be replaced as there is no power to the laptop. Please contact the nearest service for further details.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
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My Lenovo Z580 screen will go to black but then will come back up with a mouse movement or keyboard click. Sometimes it will then immediately go back to black, other times it will stay up for a few seconds before going black again. This "flashing" to black will continue and will increase in frequency until I get totally frustrated and turn the machine off.  When I then turn it back on the problem is usually resolved.  The first time this happened several weeks went by before it happened again.  Now it is occurring almost daily.  Any suggestions?

Answer:Z580 screen goes black

remove and re-install the video driver, make a recovery point first though. John.





Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

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Question: z580 black screen

I searched this and found a couple of posts about z580 black screen. But I did not see any solutions.I have this a couple of times now. It is very annoying. It could be in any program, sometimes in MS Office when I was editing a word document, sometimes when I was in IE browsing the web, sometimes when I was in G-Mail.  The z580 LCD display suddenly messed up, it displayed something like color bars all over the screen, and the laptop would not response any more. I can hold the power button to turn it off, but when I tried to boot it up, it had a black screen. All the lights are on, and I can hear the disk or fan, but I can not see anything. I had to  tried to hold the power button to turn it off, and tried to reboot it again. And this could take many time before it finally booted up. I am not sure what made it work. And it could last a couple of weeks  then it would happen again. The black screen part is quite like the earlier posts here. It looks like that many people are having the same problem. ( just search "z580 blank screen" or "z580 black screen', you will see it. ). I wonder if any one has found what the real problem is. Thanks.   

Answer:z580 black screen

Hi z580user,
 
Thank you for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to advise you to connect the charger and unplug the battery and turn off the machine and press and hold on the power button for 10 seconds and check after this process if you are still facing the same problem with the screen and the lines on the screen.
 
I?d like also to ask you to share with us your Graphic Driver version installed on the system,
And please check the RAM performance at this stage.
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 

Soha






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I have lenovo z580 with windows 7 and 4gb ramAnd i might disable all services and screen is blackAfter restarting . I tried removing battery and i try to push power button many times....what should I do....

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Win 7/Z580: Black screen on boot up, before login screen? =======================================I find some interesting posting in this forum. Thanks for keeping this forum to help windows/Lenovo community. I like to pick up the brain of this forum to resolve the black screen issue. I am not sure, whether it caused by virus. I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I am not able to run this in command prompt.I started my laptop this morning & login screen showed up. Once I entered my login credentials, I heard the sound that usually plays once a login is successful, but I ended up with a black screen. After this occurred, I had to hold down the power button to manually shut down the computer. Once I started it up again, I was prompted to do a system repair, which eventually ended up with all successful outcomes, but I now have a black screen with a cursor before the login screen now. I have no idea what caused this to happen. My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Model Z580 (500 GB HD, 6GB RAM).I am not able to get into safe mode or any other mode, which all leads to a black screen described above. I am able to use the "Repair Your computer" tools after pressing F8 during booting only . All other options leads to Black screen with cursor in the middleLast Known Good Configuration leads to sameEnable Low Resolution Video (640x480) leads to same My Z580 is not responding to CTRL+ALT+DEL Windows Logo keys as well.**** I tried SAFE Mode. It loaded couple of drivers and paused ... Read more

Answer:Win 7/Z580: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

Anyone face such issues?Thanks for sharing solutions.





Laptop, Lenovo IdeaPad Z580, x64-based PCOS - Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601CPU - 1 Processor(s) Installed. [01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 StRAM - 8,056 MBGraphic Intel HD 4000Antivirus - Windows Security EssentialBrowser- FireFox, Chrome

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Hi, I bought my Z580 about 4 months ago, everything was working fine until last night where I turned on my laptop and it wasn't booting. All I was getting was a black screen. After waiting for 5-10 mins, I decided to force shutdown and restart, but it did not solve the problem. After many attempts, somehow I got it to bootup again. Then this morning, I was able to turn on the first try without any problems, I decided to test if it was really fixed or just a lucky fluke so I turned it off and restarted it, but this time the problem returned. However I was able to restart it succesfully after a few trys. I have been looking on this forum and other sites but none of the threads came up with a solution. I was able to find about 5 users that had similar problems to me and I wonder what is the reason behind this and are there any possible workarounds/fixes.  Specs:Intel i5-3210M6GB RAM1TB HDIntel HD 4000Windows 8 64 bIt  

Answer:Z580 Black screen when booting

Wanted to say that my new Y400 has been randomly doing this.  Have had it about 2-3 weeks and it's done it probably 4-5 times and I just turn it off and back on and it comes back up fine.  Not sure what's causing it and while annoying I'm not really concerned about it, doubt it will cause any long lasting harm or get worse, probably just some wierd glitch that will happen time to time.





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I think the question may have been answered on the forums but I am very nervous about what to do. When my laptop goes to restart it goes to the black screen and does absolutely nothing. It can take me a coujple of hours trying to get it to fire up so to speak and then it seems to be by luck only and I need the laptop for myu work so I am relucttant to turn the laptop off. I upgraded my laptop to windows 8.1 this year and after a windows update last month was installed the problem occurred...  I even have set the laptop back to factory settings and in due course lost everything... I have also uninstalled windows 8.1 although it is asking me to re instal it but I dont want to do that . I have read somehting about uninstalling hte AMD display thing and then doing something with the bios but I am really not sure what that all means as I am a bot thick to be honest when it comes to things like this.. If someone could give me any help or advice I would be etrnally grateful. Thank you for looking

Answer:Ideapad Z580 Black Screen

I have this same issue with an N581 IdeaPad. Everything was working fine until Microsoft's latest update on August 30th. The Lenovo boot screen appears and then the Windows login page shows for a few seconds (system is set to auto-login). After the login screen, there is just black screen with a mouse cursor. I can Ctrl-Alt-Del to get the task manager, launch a command prompt, etc. but there are no other graphics, no desktop, etc. Based on other similar reports in the forums for other models, I have (unsuccessfully) tried the following things: 1. Boot into Safe Mode and delete (uninstall) the video driver2. Update the BIOS3. Update the video driver with Intel's latest drivers (HD 4000 Graphics)4. Roll-back to a restore point before the last update None of these things give any change in behaviour and I'm out of ideas. Since OP sounds a little more timid on this, I'm willing to try anything and give him detailed instructions for whatever works for me. Thanks

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Hey guysYesterday I started noticing that my Z580's screen would go completely black for less than a second then come back. This kept happening all day, ~once or twice every hour. After a while the screen started to sometimes go dark (but not black, like before) while also vibrating and emitting a strange sound, but it switched back to normal after a couple of seconds. After 3 or 4 of these, it has stuck being dark and flickering. The weird sound disappears if I turn the brightness to the lowest setting. Any idea what is causing this?

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When turn on, screen is black. Used to be able to take battery out and it would work about 50% of the time when plugged it. Currently screen will not turn on regardless of power source, battery in or out, have tried display on/off button, f8. Nothing. Power and special buttons light up but nothing on the screen. Have tried connecting another monitor as had used majority of time in past and additional monitor cannot sense anything hooked up to it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. 

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When turn on, screen is black. Used to be able to take battery out and it would work about 50% of the time when plugged it. Currently screen will not turn on regardless of power source, battery in or out, have tried display on/off button, f8. Nothing. Power and special buttons light up but nothing on the screen. Have tried connecting another monitor as had used majority of time in past and additional monitor cannot sense anything hooked up to it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. 

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Hi, I have a IdeaPad Z580 (20135) which came with 4GB+2GB PC3 12800 Hynix DIMM. I decided to upgrade to 8GB, so I bough 1 matching  Kingston 4GB DIMM. To test the new Kingston DIMM first I installed it in slot 0 and booted up a CD with a memory test program (memtest86+) and the test went fine and everything seemed to be working. I then added the old 4GB Hynix DIMM but now the computer doesn't start. Blank screen and the battery led blinks orange. I took the new Kingston out and replaced the old modules but the situation is still the same. I tried different configurations with the modules but the malfunction remains. During the last few attempts the computer seems to start but with a black screen. I connected an external monitor but that's black as well. I'd appreciate your help figuring this outThanks 

Answer:Z580 Ram upgrade then black screen and no booting.

hi abadr,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
 
Can you try to:
 
1. Clean the RAM slots with compressed air
 
2. When you get it to boot-up using the stock RAM, try to go into the BIOS by repeatedly pressing F2 during boot-up. When you're in, press F9 to reset BIOS defaults and press F10 to save and exit. Turn off the computer and try to insert the new Kingston 4GB DIMM
 
3. If you're planning to get 8Gb dual channel, the timings might be different on the stock 4GB PC3 12800 Hynix DIMM and the Kingston 4GB DIMM (see spoiler for sample timings). It is recommended to use two identical RAM modules (brand, timings, type and frequency) to achive dual channel capability.
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hello,

I have been having this problem since a week or so. Broni has helped me in malware forum to rule out malware as responsible. My machine is clean and I was refered here for further help.

Here is my problem:

At boot-time, I see windows XP load screen with the progress bar, the progress bar advances to the end and then, the screen turns pitch black and all is see is an arrow cursor I can move around. I thought until yesterday that this was a permanent freeze-up, but if I wait, say, 6 minutes, the black screen disappears and windows then starts normally.

Last week, problem was intermittent, it now happens all the time.

Windows boot-up was fine before.

Please help me.
 

Answer:Windows load screen at boot, looong black screen, then normal startup

I had this tons of times with my old XP PC. It is normal if you have a lot of files on the HDD and you have little RAM. How much RAM do you have? What is the capacity of the HDD? And do you have the Windows XP disc? Would you be willing to upgrade the RAM and/or the OS if we must resort to that? Or would you rather just buy a new PC?
 

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Hi,  I have some black lines on the screen of  z580 ideapad.Which screen can I order to replace it?Can I replace it by myself? Thanks, Luc

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I just bought a new Ideapad Z580 and it turns on, powers up, but nothing happens on the screen. I have no boot discs, no software that was shipped with this computer, just a really bad 4-step start up document.  I AM INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTED SO FAR. Any help anyone can give is most appreciated.

Answer:Brand New Z580 Ideapad Won't Start (Black Screen)

 
Sorry to hear this!   Do you see any activity lights on the PC?
 
What if you remove the battery and AC, then press and hold the power button for several seconds (do this a couple of times).   Then re-attach battery and AC and try to start up again....
 
See if that works.
 
Else, see my PM... just need some info and can try to arrange additional help.
 
Best regards,
 
Mark

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Problem:
Black screen. No BIOS read-outs. Not possible to enter the BIOS menu. CPU fan, hard drive and other indicator lights up and works normally.
 
Synopsis:
PC starts normally at about every 30 attempts. In this case, the BIOS (F2) or Windows 7 starts normally. Observations suggest that PC will only start when it is completely cold, ie when it has been off for at least 2 hours between 2 start-up attempts. This time can be reduced to about 15 min, if cooling elements are placed on both sides of the motherboard (below the PC, and on top of the keyboard).
 
What has been studied / tried?
Power supply and connectors - ok.
Battery ok (though worn and should be replaced because it will no longer charge for max capacity).
CMOS battery holds 3V (although volt drops at loads > 5 mA).
Ram, HDD and CPU is tested / changed and found ok.
Motherboards (incl. Graphics chip) has been tested and found ok using various test programs from the official Lenovo Support.
Visual inspection of the motherboard: Nothing to report.
Heating the graphics chip using heat gun (in order to eliminate any cold solder joints) did not solve the problem.
Attempt installation of the latest original BIOS executable file from the Lenovo Support (only possible under Windows) fails:

Error 216 - Failed to read the BIOS from ROM! Status = 1604

Attempts unpacking of the original BIOS executable file from Lenovo Support succeed not in spite of several attempts.
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Answer:Lenovo Z580 will not start - Black Screen [SOLVED]

I first want to say thank you for such an informative, detailed write-up.  Everything in the procedure worked for me, with no issues, until the (optional) step of "Download and install the latest original BIOS Lenovo Support." I downloaded the Z580 BIOS updater from Link A, released 8/13/2014. Upon attempting the installation of the first file, Public.exe, it appears to be successful, the computer reboots, and then is stuck gets stuck in an infinite boot loop asking to select the boot device. This has been detailed by other users, Link B. If you decide to attempt the Lenovo BIOS update and get stuck in this boot loop, try the following:When the boot device screen comes up, press tab to select Bios OptionsUnder Bios Options, scroll to the rightmost menu and change the boot type from UEFI to Legacy (Link B). This allows the PC to boot, but under a slow legacy debugging mode - things are NOT fixed at this point. Insert your bootable USB key, containing Flash.bat and then restart the computerWhen the computer boots, keep pressing F12 to choose the boot device, and move the USB key to the top of the listThe portable Windows 98 OS will then start from the USB key, and you can reinstall the BIOS from the "Flash.bat" file. Note, I did not have to reactivate Windows after this procedure.  System Specifications:Lenovo Z580, model 2151, manufactured 2012/05/24Core i5-3210M processor2x4 GB RAMIntel HD3000 graphicsWindows 7 home premium 64... Read more

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Hello everybody, today my laptop has become blind. Let me explain:

My laptop was purchased in 2007
Specs:
Alienware m9750
Dual nvidia 7950 go
Dual core 2.0
2 gigs of ram
80 gb harddrive

So here's what happened, today I was watch s movie on netflix when suddenly my screen goes black. Though I had crashed but my laptop was still on and the sound was still going. restarted, and the initial screen was slightly pixellated and garbled. Which has now made my laptop permanent garbled and pixely. After the windows logo. My screen goes black, but I am still hear the windows start up sound. I found that I am able to click on some music files on my desktop that are able to play, so this is a video issue. I reboot in safe mode which works this time figure to disable and uninstall the videocard drivers. I restart and I'm able to use my pc somewhat normally( still garbled). Reinstalled the nvidia drivers then halfway through says: error install failed or something, it happen really fast then crashed, tried restarting atleast 20 times in safe mode but it freezes up after it tries to load partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys

All of the other options for start up(even last settings to work) the screen goes black after the windows logo. I have tried tinkering with the bios but it doesn't help. Its basically being blind using a computer. So I'm wondering if there is anyway to possibly blindly open up command prompt and possibly disable or uninstall the drivers from there, I'm ab... Read more

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Hi TenForums people,

Firstly i'm sorry if i posted this to the wrong thread im just a junior member lol.

So on to my problem...

I'm having a much much slower startup time. And i mean really slow. I'm using Windows 10 Pro x64 build 10586.916 on a quadcore AMD processor with 8gbs of RAM and a 7200 rpm hard drive. Quite a new PC, only three months old.
More than a week ago (June 1) i resetted this PC but keeping my files because of some other issue, so it's all working perfectly again.

Quite.

But now that i reinstalled some of my programs, i'm having some sort of sequence that always repeats and never changes at startup-
1. BIOS screen
2. Short monitor flickering
3. Windows logo with a loading circle (6s)
4. Flicker
5. Windows logo with a loading circle but laggier (10s)
6. Flicker
7. Black screen with a responsive mouse cursor (7s)
8. Loading circle on a grey screen(7s)
9. Welcome screen (15s)

Thats how it always goes when restarting, but with a clean start (shutdown-5mins-boot) #5 & #6 seems to be skipped.

I believe this is caused by my graphics driver. When i checked the ntbtlog there were lots of entries of my processor, IGP drivers and other notable windows drivers (esp. dxgkrnl.sys) not being loaded. I have an attachment of the ntbtlog.

ntbtlog.txt

This week i've been uninstalling and reinstalling my graphics drivers for about 3-4 times but still no noticeable change. I've also seen the threads extremely similar to mine about this and used the temporary fi... Read more

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Hi all !
i have a problem with my pc , it randomly freeze at startup getting me black, white or distorted screens . after 1 min the pc reboot and all go normal.
this problem can come 2 or 3 times at the same time.
after the pc finish his reboot it get me an error
like this : Firma problema:
Nome evento problema: BlueScreen
Versione SO: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
ID impostazioni locali: 1040

Ulteriori informazioni sul problema:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800B26C010
BCP2: FFFFF8800FECBAE4
BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
and if i go on operative center it get me this :
Firma del problema
Nome evento problema: LiveKernelEvent
Versione SO: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
ID impostazioni locali: 1040

Ulteriori informazioni sul problema
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA800AF2F010
BCP2: FFFFF8800F6579C8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
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here are the information that i see in the bsod post introduction

.OS -windows 7
.x64
.its an assembled pc by me and i ve installed original win 7
.Full reatil version
.the system have ~ 1 week .. i have upgrade it from an old one created by me 1 year ago
.the OS has ~ 1 week ( i have re intsalled it after the upgrade)

cpu--> i7 2600K ... Read more

Answer:BSOD (black screen and windows startup screen freeze

Ok 116 error is caused by your Graphics card.
First thing to do is update your drivers from the NVIDIA website.

If BSODs continue Try HDD tests,
download gpu-z to check if your card is getting too hot, also is there lots of dust in the card?

Do you overclock your video card?

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Hi, question for lenovo and lenovo community Yesterday I wake my laptop z580 from sleep and I see black screen with backlight. But I plugged in monitor over HDMI cable and everything is working on monitor. I chose to duplicate screen for test I opened game with Intel graphics and it working OK , then I run the same game on NVIDIA gt630 and when the game was opening the laptop lcd screen blink and goes dark again and the game work fine. I tried updating BIOS and nvidia driver and nothing helps. And I have a question what part can be responsible for that, and how I can repair it myself you can upload some sort of pics or manual how to because my guarantee expired . Best regards, Tomasz

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Hello, I am having a very big struggle with turning on my laptop to show a display. People have said that I should get a VGA or a HDMI cable and connect it to a monitor so I have done that. Some have said press take out the battery and charger and press the power button for 40 seconds then put the charger and battery back in, that I have tried. Lastly, they have said to press the NOVO button on my laptop (A button that is only on Lenovo laptops) but unfortunately, all of these suggestions have not seemed to help.

The laptop does turn on but the display does not come on so its just a black screen, sometimes though you can get a display and after that when I hibernate or shut the laptop down it will begin to not show the display again unless I am lucky and it turns on. Does anyone here have any other suggestions that could help?

Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Blank Screen on Startup Problem!

Hello Kitkat4life and welcome to the sevens forum:

1. Can you get into safe mode, try and see if it does it in safe mode.
2. When the laptop does come on have you tried to run your anti-virus to see if you have a virus.

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Hi,
 
Yesterday, I updated my windows 8.1, the process went well until the computer restarted but just after the windows logo disappeared from the screen, nothing happened and just the mouse pointer is visible on the screen. I tried startup repair from windows DVD, and other recovering options, but no result. I don't want to loose my installed apps and other files. is there any safe solution to this problem. thanks in advance
 
Laptop: LENOVO G500
Systeme: windows 8.1 (64)
 
 

Answer:windows 8.1 black screen on startup

One other thing
 
I've just tried "startup repair" using windows installation DVD, but it seems that the startup process goes well, because in the log file (srtTrail.txt) it is mentionned that the startup process is ok.
 
I tried to "refresh my computer" but it asks me to agree with deleting all apps installed from disks, thing that i don't want for now.
 
I hope thess informations can help 
 
Waiting for your advices.

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System Details -
 
Lenovo Y500 Laptop
120GB SSD as windows drive
1TB Drive as storage drive
 
Problem Details - 
 
My laptop has been running with no problems at all. This morning I switched it on and after the welcome screen I just get a black screen and it stays there. There is no cursor and no ability to enter task manager
 
Attempted Repairs -
 
I've tried booting into all 3 safe modes, low res mode and last good config, which just give me the same blank screen. I've tried startup repair which finds no problems. I've tried running sfc /scannow but it gives me a message saying that "there is a system repair pending" and that the laptop need to restart. I have also run chkdsk (chkdsk C:) on both drives which finds no bad sectors and gives no warnings. I have also tried clearing cmos by removing the battery and power and pressing the power button for 2 minutes. I would use system restore but I stupidly have no restore points.
 
My only guesses now are that the user profile is corrupt (but this usually gives a message rather than a black screen), the windows installation is corrupt or I have some virus/malware. I'm not sure how to proceed.
 
Thanks

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Windows 7 desktop can not load after welcome screen appears just a black screen come and stuck a white mouse pointer works but nothing else.

safe mode works and last known good configuration works

whenever i start in above mentioned mode it works and then i had repaired win. 7 startup and chkdsk perform on c drive. then restart the system and it start properly as it worked. But after a day i start same problem came again.

pls. suggest any permanent solution.

Answer:Black Screen on Windows 7 startup

Test your hard drive and ram use seatools for dos for the hdd and memtest 86+ for the ram

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Im having a problem with my laptop...today whens starting after I login into windows 7 the screen goes black...when i try in safe mode the problem doesnt persist...is a software or hardware problem?
 

Answer:Screen goes black after startup Windows 7

Did Windows Update install a driver for your graphics chip/card? It sounds like a driver issue or perhaps an unsupported screen resolution problem.

Restart the laptop and instead of safe mode, select the 640x480 low resolution mode. reset your desktop resolution to the recommended one when you get to your desktop.

If that does not work, uninstall the current graphics driver while in safe mode then reboot. Download the newest driver from the manufacturers website and install it then reboot again. You should again be able to set your resolution to the recommended.
 

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Good afternoon Major Geeks,
I have a HP laptop running Windows 7. I am very up to date on updates and anti-virus/malware scanning. When I turned on my computer today, it went straight to a black screen. No windows logon or desktop. I appreciate your help.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Black Screen at Startup

Can you start Windows in Safe Mode? Keep tapping the F5/F8 keys as you start the PC.
 

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I Minimized My Windows XP VM While It was installing, and now every time i start the Virtual PC, it stays at a black screen...
Does Anyone Know How to fix this? Without reinstalling.....
BY THE WAY, I AM NOT USING XP MODE...

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Windows 7 desktop can not load after welcome screen appears just a black screen come and stuck a white mouse pointer works but nothing else.

safe mode works and last known good configuration works

whenever i start in above mentioned mode it works and then i had repaired win. 7 startup and chkdsk perform on c drive. then restart the system and it start properly as it worked. But after a day i start same problem came again.

pls. suggest any permanent solution.

Answer:Black Screen on Windows 7 startup

Hello SKumar.
Have you changed/ added any hardware/software lately just before the problem started?

Do a System Restore to an earlier point.

Does it work?
If not, we are to some other things.

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started my desktop computer after being off for 24 hours, and it starts up with a black screen, the screen says from time to time no video input.
I swapped cables, a different type of connection, nothing.
When I opened the box, I see it restarting after about a minute, trying to login, and nothing, then going through the above cycle again and again.
Also, when the computer goes into restart mode, I hear a beep, and now nothing.

I disconnected all hard drives, including the "c", and same as above.
I cannot even get into the bios to see what's going on.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as I would assume the motherboard went?

thanks

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Hello Guys, Yesterday I had A problem with my PC
I started it and pressed the Power Button. After the ASUS splash screen my PC went to A black screen.....

There is no Startup Logo No Blue windows logo (blue rhombus) And no spinning chain.

And after 30 mins my PC rebooted and when I pressed F8 to go to safe mode nothing happens but the black screen comes again......
So I booted to my Windows 8 64-bit DVD and launched startup repair but it showed "error startup repair cannot fix your computer" then I came back and started Refresh my PC but now it showed another error message that "there is a problem refreshing your computer" and now when I came back and started "Reset" it again showed up the message "there is a problem refreshing your computer".

I can't fix the problem......
I have also tried "Advanced Option > Command Prompt > sfc \scannow" but it didn't help...

So please help me, I had many personal files on this OS so I can't Format it.

Thank For Any help.....

Answer:Windows 8 Black Screen At Startup

First of all unplug any USB devices you don't need especially hard drives. In bios turn off S.M.A.R.T HDD check at startup.

See what happens when you do that.

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Following an unsuccessful attempt to install Adobe flash player (I'm not saying that caused the problem, it might be completely unrelated, but anyhow ...) when I start up I get the 'welcome' screen and then a permanent black screen with a cursor. I can get round this with the task manager but I'd rather it started up correctly in the first place. Any ideas, please?
 

Answer:Black screen on startup Windows 7

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Good morning,
always it happens that on the startup of windows 8.1 (and also when it was installed windows 8 before the windows 8.1 upgrade) after the republic of gamers logo and before the appearance of the lock screen, the monitor remains completely black for 5 minutes about (after that appears the lock screen and windows works again well). Usually Windows starts itself in 10 seconds about. During the black screen commands don't works. Can be the use of cc cleaner, that cleaning temporary files, creates this problem? I tried to reinstall the last version of the Nvidia display drivers but nothing changed. I took away all those unuseful programs from the windows startup. What can I do? Thanks and I'm sorry for my bad English.

I have a Asus ROG G750JX-CV200H Notebook bought 2/3 weeks ago:
Windows 8.1 home
Core i7 4700HQ
RAM 16GB DDR3
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M
HDD 750GB 7200rpm

Answer:Black screen on windows 8.1 startup

Hi, Welcome to Eight forums.

Issue could be mixed set of graphic card drivers. Your PC might be downloading the vendor's drivers and hardware drivers together. Also, windows makes a backup copy of the drivers and puts them into its driver store for you and keeps putting it back on your system if the driver is deleted. You need to go into control panel, disable the autoinstall of device drivers, uninstall the video driver, reboot, and install with the vendors setup program and reboot. Then enter control panel and re-enable the autoinstall of the drivers again.

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When I start my windows 7 laptop, I get a black screen. It doesn't bring up the windows logo, errors, or options such as the boot menu. My Computer was working perfectly fine a few hours ago, but then my computer updated windows 7. After the update, my computer was still working. I noticed some lag, so i opened task manager and killed a few processes that i felt were unneeded.. (Maybe they were essential?) Then when i restarted my computer, this problem occured.

Please Help!
 

Answer:Black Screen Upon Startup (Windows 7)

Hello,
Can you access the diagnostic screen (F8 key) to try and start in safe mode or using the last known good configuration? Can you boot from the Windows 7 installation DVD and choose to "Repair my computer?"
Regards
The Cleaver
 

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Hi, my on my old computer I have experienced this problem where my computer would not load anything apart from the mouse after windows startup. I assumed it was cause the 5V voltage, it would only show something like 4.2v, so I thought it was because of the power supply.
Afterwards I invested into a new computer, with a new power supply, motherboard, cpu and a gpu, but again after installing ervrything, the screen still appears black with the mouse cursor after the windows loading screen. Could this be a problem with my hard drive? Ram? Please help

Answer:Black screen after Windows startup

Make sure the ram is seated properly as that was the only time I had a black screen at start up.

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I used exactly the same 4gb samsung memory module that came with the notebook. What happened is i bought 2x Z580 so i put 2x original Samsung memory modules in one, and i bought 2x Crucial 4gb guaranteed compatibility memory modules i the other, and they both give a black/blank screen when i run the Win7 Memory Diagnostics on boot., and it stays like that until i am forced to hold the power button down to shut the notebook down. Both Z580 are completely stable no bsods or freezes while in Win7 and i have run memtest86+ 4.2 and v5.0b on both and i get zero errors. Anybody know why my Windows Memory Diagnostics will not run with 8GB, it runs fine with 4GB. I have tried tuning off UEFI and it makes no difference. Thanks John. 





Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

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When I turn on my z580 I get a central rectangle with a boot menu on it. It used to say LENOVO and then go to the lock screen. If I press Esc the menu goes and it starts as normal. How can I get it to start like it used to?

Answer:Z580 startup shows boot menu instead of start screen

Thats happen to me also. Before that I run the hibernate for the first time in Win8.I have U410.Any idea??

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I recently upgraded my Win 98 Pentium 250mhz to:Mobo: Asrock K7VM4CPU: Athlon 2200XP + appropriate coolingRAM: PC2700 DDR333 512mPSU: 300wMaxtor 40gig 7200 HDWindows XP Home (OEM)On starting up after the Windows Loading screen and before User Account (4 users) screen appears I get a black screen for about 10 seconds. Being new to XP home and keen to get a quick startup, is this black screen delay normal under Win XP Home?

Answer:Windows XP Home - Black Screen During Startup

It depends, on one of mine it's black, the others are blue. Don't know why the difference, but it's normal, although the time varies.

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i am was installing drivers on my laptop(sony vaio windows7 ulitmate 32 bit) and in between the installation,the system display a message to restart the computer to complete the installation.i clicked the restart button and after it displays a message windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be caused.i tried to repair it by launch startup repair but i see black screen with cursor.i also clicked on starts windows normally,but after windows 7 logo the computer restarts again with some kind of error.i tried to start my computer with safe mode but it loads some deivers and after sometime it stops and show some kind of error and my computer restarts again.i tried to boot my computer but when i tried to boot my computer,the windows logo shows and after that windows loading files and after that i saw again black screen with cursor.i don't know how to start my computer.i have no external device attached.i also clicked on windows memory diagnostic tool but still couldn't find the problem.plz help.........

Answer:windows 7 startup issue with black screen

Hello hadi and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd try running Startup Repair using this tutorial. Run it 3 times rebooting after each scan.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix things I'd try the other suggestions in the troubleshooting guide prepared by one of our Forum experts.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I had the little icon on the bottom right of the screen (like where the clock is) that kept telling me install updates or they needed to be installed or something, so I finally went and installed them. When it finished it said Windows needs to be restarted.

When it started up again it shows the hard drive, processor, memory info, etc. and then says "Windows XP", after that the screen turns completely black, except for small "Logging in" windows that appears for one second, and then everything is completely black. I can hear the hard drive running, but I can't see anything at all, except I can move the arrow around.

I tried starting with last known good configuration and it didn't work, and then tried starting in safe mode. When I start in safe mode I can see the words safe mode written in white on the corners of the screen, but nothing else.

What in the world am I supposed to try now?
 

Answer:Black screen on startup after updating Windows XP SP2

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Hello

I'm writing this from my mobile and have some difficulty searching the forum for my issue. I hope someone can point me in the right direction.

I have a toshiba satellite c660 laptop (this pre dates Windows 10 officially supported equipment). I have an SSD which has been running Win 10 for several months. (64 bit)

The other day the laptop started to present a black screen on startup. The device powers up and the fan comes on. I assume that the ssd works as normal but of course it doesn't make any sounds to give me any clues.

I've waited sufficient time for the log in screen to appear. I have then entered my password (sometimes assuming the cursor is in the right place and sometimes pressing the space bar to activate it). I then wait sufficient time for the desktop to load and have pressed the Windows key + p several times on the assumption windows is trying to display my screen on a non existent projector. I have a small lcd projector with me (I am travelling) and have tried to display the screen on that.

None of these attempts have worked. I have seen other guidance which recommends using a start up disk which, of course I don't have and can't create.

Any suggestions?

Chris

Answer:Windows 10 black screen on startup problem

Blueghoti said:

Hello

I'm writing this from my mobile and have some difficulty searching the forum for my issue. I hope someone can point me in the right direction.

I have a toshiba satellite c660 laptop (this pre dates Windows 10 officially supported equipment). I have an SSD which has been running Win 10 for several months. (64 bit)

The other day the laptop started to present a black screen on startup. The device powers up and the fan comes on. I assume that the ssd works as normal but of course it doesn't make any sounds to give me any clues.

I've waited sufficient time for the log in screen to appear. I have then entered my password (sometimes assuming the cursor is in the right place and sometimes pressing the space bar to activate it). I then wait sufficient time for the desktop to load and have pressed the Windows key + p several times on the assumption windows is trying to display my screen on a non existent projector. I have a small lcd projector with me (I am travelling) and have tried to display the screen on that.

None of these attempts have worked. I have seen other guidance which recommends using a start up disk which, of course I don't have and can't create.

Any suggestions?

Chris



Hi Blueghoti and welcome to Tenforums.

Can you try using System Restore to a point in time before this started happening? See option #1 here:
System Restore Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

To get to the advanced options, you can simulate a failed boo... Read more

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and have a problem with the starting up my Gateway dx4320 desktop running Windows 7.
 
Symptoms:
will startup to Windows logo, then go black with a solid white cursor in the center of the screen
tried all Advanced boot options, safemode, etc, but still not working
can get into the Bios screen
booted up the gateway recovery disc & also windows repair disc.  However, startup repair results showed no problems
Tried to do a system restore but apparently all restore points are now gone
I did notice that the initial Gateway logo screen is now an Acer screen
Since I need to retrieve all the data on my Gateway, i have connected harddrive to a borrowed, newer desktop running Window 8. The gateway drive shows as drive E, but when I click on it, I get a Location is not available / Access denied error message
 
On the newer computer running windows 8, I was able to run Malwarebytes, GMER, TDSSKiller on drive  E.  All returned 0 problems detected
 
** So, would appreciate any assistance in getting rid of the black screen problem,
 
**  or perhaps guidance on the best way to copy over the contents of my gateway harddisk to the newer computer running Windows 8, so I can do a System Recovery on my old gateway and copy the contents back over to it.
 
Thanks much in advance!
 

Answer:Windows 7 Black Screen with Cursor at startup

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I am having Windows 7 x64 go to a black screen without a cursor on boot after the Windows splash screen appears. The problem is intermittent and started happening after a Windows automatic update. I can boot into safe mode and after a number of times pressing the restart or power button Windows finally comes up with no black screen.

Things I have tried:
1) Memory check - all good
2) chkdsk - all disks, no problems
3) Windows System Repair - got error code = 0x490, don't know what to do with that
4) Waited for hours for something to happen while black screen up - nothing ever did
5) Checked for outdated drivers - all up to date

At wits end with this problem. Please help.

Answer:Windows 7 x64 Black Screen on Startup NO Cursor

Hi this is for vista but the steps are the same for win 7 Fix MBR | Windows Vista Tips

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Hey,
I was running FSX on my other desktop when the power cord got pulled out, I tried starting the computer again then found myself with the dreaded black screen and I don't know what to do.
When I press the power button on the desktop, everything seems to sound normal, fan going etc but no beeps.
Monitor light stays on amber however. I've tried another monitor and still the same thing. Tried the ol' take all plugs out, re-plug, then restart but still the same thing. I've tried letting it get cold and still the same thing.
I also took the RAM out, gave it alittle clean and still no change. I've also popped in the Windows XP disk to see if that would do anything but nothing as nothing shows up on screen. Keep in mind that the black screen is constantly there, i.e no Windows start up screen or anything.
I don't know what to do!!. Can someone please help??

Windows XP
Pentium 4 HT 3.0ghz
1GB DDR ram,(4x 256mbs)
80GB sata hard drive - secondary 40gb harddrive (120gb total)
1GB AGP ATI Radeon HD3650
Olympic ATX 400W Power Supply
onboard sound
dvd rom
parellel port
3x pci slots
 

Answer:Dreaded black screen pre-Windows startup

Pull out the memory and try booting. If you don't hear a series of long beeps the power supply or motherboard has been damaged
 

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800A114010
BCP2: FFFFF88004A10EA4
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Answer:bsod after black screen after windows startup

Hello shockandawe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by later when able to further help.

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Hi, 1st post.

Sorry if this has been posted before, but it seems to be a big problem with many, and an answer that works is hard to find.

Since the last Windows 10 (unasked for) update, my Asus laptop had been acting strange. I could live with that, but last week, whenever I do a restart or startup, my computer goes to a Black screen with a cursor. After about an hour of hanging there, it goes to the sign on screen and the computer works perfectly (so far). Right now, I leave the computer on 24/7 to avoid this and use sleep mode when I'm not using it.

I've been Googling this for a fix for the past 3 days, and none of them work (you should see the comments on youtube about Windows 10 and how none of these "fixes" work. They're X rated and....not happy).

This is what hasn't worked for me and most--hitting cntrl-alt-delete, System Restore (doesn't seem to work with Windows 10 for me and many), booting into Safe Mode. I've also seen posts by some that doing a Reset or a Windows 10 reinstall doesn't work and makes the problem worse or I would have done it.

Sorry for the long post. I just don't want to trash a perfectly good, 2 year old computer because of a Windows 10 glitch. This was a free install btw. Microsoft seemed frantic for people to upgrade to 10. Now this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Black Screen with cursor at Startup-Windows 10

Sounds like a buggy patch. Uninstall any patches that were done after you noticed the "glitches."
 

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A black screen keeps coming on after the windows startup logo. When I disable my IntelhHD graphic driver everything goes normal, but with it it won't let me use regular mode except safe mode.
It would be grateful if you guys could help me.

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I'm having some trouble with my system. Last night I uninstalled my video card driver (Catalyst - two versions releases old). I uninstalled it using Revo Uninstaller. The uninstall process went normally so I rebooted after the uninstall. When Windows started up though, instead of the login screen it was an all black screen with a cursor in the middle. The cursor works since It responds when I move my mouse. Nothing happens though. Ctrl+Alt+Delete doesn't work and neither do any other key combos.

Windows seems to be starting normally since when I press the reset button on my PC, the next time Windows starts loading, I get that message that screen that lets you choose "safe mode", "safe mode with networking", "safe mode with command prompt", and "start windows normally". No matter which option I choose it always starts up to that black screen with the cursor.

I've also tried hitting F8 at boot and going into "repair your computer". I tried "startup repair" and that didn't fix anything. I've also opened a command prompt and tried the system file checker and chkdsk. No success with those either.

I think the problem might be related to the uninstall of Catalyst, but with no way to actually get into Windows, I can't try reinstalling Catalyst again.
 

Answer:Windows Startup: Black Screen with Cursor

I recommend selecting Last Known Good Configuration at the F8 boot menu.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852
 

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Did a fresh-format; due to MyWebSearch Trojan.
Wiped the drive, moved my movies/music (scanned to make sure).
Reformatted Windows 7

When Windows 7 tries to complete the setup (first real startup) it will go to a
black screen, or background with mouse cursor (very rarely its usally a black screen).

I cannot get into windows, i have tried reformatting on different drives etc etc. Black screen no matter what I have done.
I cannot get windows working anymore, and I am convinced this is because of the new way windows updates during installation. Other persons with have been having similar issues, however mine seems to stem direct to the lowest form of trouble shooting.
I need some assistance please.
 

Answer:In trouble - Windows 7 - Black Screen - Startup

you can deny it network access during the installation procedure by removing or disabling your nic and it should install fine
 

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After having an issue starting up with a BSOD, I got around that, but now facing a black screen on startup, only showing a mouse cursor (which moves), and nothing else. CTR-ALT-DEL does not react. The problem then becomes bigger; ALL Safe Mode's do the same.In addition, when I startup with my Windows disk (a legal copy) it says me it cannot start up because the system is bad. This behaviour was already present when I had the BSOD issue.I found out that I CAN startup a re-installation from within the BIOS, where for some reason, when it starts up the same Windows disk, it just continues to install.So, I know a way of re-installing the system, but I would like to get into the system some way or another. I have only 1 disk, well, actually 2 disks in striping RAID, and there's some data on the disk I would like to recover.My backup plan there is to add another disk, make that disk bootable (whatever OS), and restore the data on the RAID disks.That, or starting up with some Linux bootable disk (which I made for my previous computer, running XP), but then I fear not to be able to reach the disks (knowing how much Linux likes NTFS disks).But, my question here, how can I get around the back screen ?

Answer:Windows 7 black screen at startup (Post 2)

My guess would be your RAID 0 (striping) has been broken for some reason. If that is the case then there probably is no data recovery possible. This is why you should NOT use RAID 0. You can Google the term "how to recover data from a RAID 0 array". If the drives are physically OK but the array is broken for some reason it MAY be possible to reconstruct the array. If one of the disks has failed then there is no hope of any recovery.If the issues is simply Windows related then a live version of Linux can help with file recovery. When you boot to the BIOS screens do the drives show up showing the entire capacity of both?

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I'm running windows xp professional. I boot up my computer and it shows the windows loading page and then when the desktop should appear, instead the screen goes black and my monitor reads "no PC signal", as if the PC is not connected to the monitor. But that cannot be the case because it showed the windows loading screen on the monitor.
This problem keeps occuring now. It was working perfectly fine up to today. I booted the computer up in safe mode which worked fine, and re-installed the latest nvidia geforce 7300 se graphics card driver. I then rebooted in normal mode and the problem still occured where the screen is black and says "no PC signal." I don't know what to do now, i tried a new vga cable already, but that didn't fix it.
anybody else run into this problem and solve it?
help!
 

Answer:screen turns black after windows startup

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I have had several instances where my Lenovo B575 hangs at a blank/black screen after starting to run Windows 10. I installed Windows 10 in August 2015. The last few days, the computer will start to load Windows, but then stop at a blank/black screen. The power button is illuminated, but Windows does not load. (I should add that for a long time this laptop has usually hung on a restart. It starts fine after a shutdown, but most of the time it has done this on a restart.)
 
I can hold down on the power button then try again. On the 3rd attempt the Windows Recovery screen comes up. So, I was able to get to Safe Mode. When I checked Device Manager, there is an exclamation point under Monitors for the LCD 1366x768. When I look under Properties, under Events I found 7 entries. The two sets of three from 8/6/2015 and today (12/09/2015) were the same, as follows:
 
8/06/2015 9:02:28 AM / 12/09/2015 7:14:47 AM
Device Install Requested
Device DISPLAY \LEN40B0\1&8731bca&0&UID0 requires further installation.
 
8/06/2015 9:03:17 AM / 12/09/2015 7:15:24 AM
Device not migrated
DISPLAY \LEN40B0\1&8731bca&0&UID0 could not be mirgrated
Last  Device Instance Id: DISPLAY\LEN40B0\4&14CF414B&0&12345678&00&01
 
8/06/2015 9:03:18 / 12/09/2015 7:15:24 AM
Device installed (tplcd.inf)
Driver Management concluded the process to install driver tplcd.inf_amd64_cc45c1c6a7fd9bed\tplcd.inf for Device Instance ID DISPLAY\LEN40B0\4&14CF4... Read more

Answer:B575 - Black Screen on Windows 10 Startup

Update:  Same thing today. I left the computer running overnight rather than shut it down. Unfortunately, Windows updates downloaded and restarted it (I know this because of what I found later). So, I was at the blank/black screen again. After several attempts, I was able get the Windows Recovery screen. It said it was not able to complete the Windows updates and was removing/reverting. After several more failed loads, I was eventually able to get to Safe Mode. I am thinking this may be more of a BIOS or a Power Management issue rather than a screen driver problem, but would appreciate any assistance on how to proceed. I was able to get a normal boot/start again today eventually. Pleas advise. A reply to a post in 2012 suggested disabling startup items. Are there any known problems with any of the following Startup items that could be the cause: Cataylyst Control CenterEgisUpdateLenovo Battery Management SoftwareLenovo EE Boot Optimizer SoftwareLenovo Energy Management SoftwarePMM Update (Egis)Port Locker (Egis)VM331 StiMnt (Vimicro)

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Hi folks,

Today I started up my PC and after the windows XP loading screen, I got nothing but a black screen. No response from the PC to keyboard commands or anything, and the monitor was still showing it had a signal. Several reboots and I still had the same problem. Nothing beyond that screen.

I attempted to start it in safe mode and for some weird reason, it is telling me I haven't 'activated my copy of windows' and gets stuck in a little loop. Even though I clearly HAVE activated my copy of windows, as I've been using this Windows installation for months without a problem.

In any case, after the attempt at safe mode, I managed to get the machine to boot normally, but I am guessing it's something of a fluke that it finally managed to start.

Not sure if it's related, but ever since I installed a new graphics card in my machine, I have been having intermittent problems with the power button. For whatever reason, the power button does not always work, and it sometimes takes several tries to switch on. There appears to be nothing wrong with the power button wiring.

My PSU is quite new, and is a corsair 650W. It should be enough to power my system. I have a Biostar T560 motherboard, a 4400+ processor, and an Nvidia 460 graphics card. Currently I have 4 hard drives, including one whose windows installation is for some reason borked and is unusably snow yet works fine as a data drive.

Answer:Windows hanging on black screen on startup

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Originally Posted by Morgoth


Hi folks,

Today I started up my PC and after the windows XP loading screen, I got nothing but a black screen. No response from the PC to keyboard commands or anything, and the monitor was still showing it had a signal. Several reboots and I still had the same problem. Nothing beyond that screen.

I attempted to start it in safe mode and for some weird reason, it is telling me I haven't 'activated my copy of windows' and gets stuck in a little loop. Even though I clearly HAVE activated my copy of windows, as I've been using this Windows installation for months without a problem.

In any case, after the attempt at safe mode, I managed to get the machine to boot normally, but I am guessing it's something of a fluke that it finally managed to start.

Not sure if it's related, but ever since I installed a new graphics card in my machine, I have been having intermittent problems with the power button. For whatever reason, the power button does not always work, and it sometimes takes several tries to switch on. There appears to be nothing wrong with the power button wiring.

My PSU is quite new, and is a corsair 650W. It should be enough to power my system. I have a Biostar T560 motherboard, a 4400+ processor, and an Nvidia 460 graphics card. Currently I have 4 hard drives, including one whose windows installation is for some reason borked and is unusably snow yet works fine as a data drive. ... Read more

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I had recently formatted and reinstalled windows xp home edition. Everytime I restart my computer this comes up after the Dell logo displays. It lasts for approximately 5 minutes and then the Windows XP loading screen comes up and boots to the desktop. This load is really annoying and has never happended to me on previous installs of Windows XP. Please let me know how to resolve this issue.

System Specs.
Dell Dimension 4600
Windows XP home edition SP2(This issue also came up on the original install)
Pentium 4 3.4ghz processor
1 gb ram
128mb ATI Radeon Pro graphics card
 

Answer:Black NT load screen on Windows XP startup

That screen is actually a byproduct of SP2, as long as you run SP2 your stuck with it.
 

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For several months my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6) has been going black about 20% of the time that I start it up. It is more likely to occur when my laptop has only been turned off for a couple hours or less.

The startup process starts as normal, but then goes to black, with the exception of a strip of color that appears in the upper left part of the screen. I can't say for sure, but it might be a miniaturized (1/16th inch by 3 inch) version of my task bar.

The screen stays stuck and the only way out of it is to hold my power button till it goes off. When I restart it asks if I want to "start normally" etc., and it then often asks to do a checkdisk (which I've done to no avail).

I'm curious if anyone is familiar with this type of problem and has any suggestions on how to fix it.

Answer:Windows 7 Startup issue - Screen going black

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow and hit enter.

Report the output from the command window once it finishes.

More detail: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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hi...i really need help..

my computer was working fine today up until i went to "start", "run", typed in "msconfig", clicked on the "boot.ini" tab, checked "safeboot" and clicked ok...i restarted my computer...

when my computer restarted, it went through things like memory testing...memory frequency...and then it went black...

i tried to restart the computer and pressed F8...i tried all the options (e.g. safe mode...last good config...normal...bootlog...etc) but still does nothing...it just gets black...
what do i need to do? please help...thanx
 

Answer:windows xp pro startup issue (black screen)

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Hi all,

I have recently (since today) had an issue with my PC.

I came home after uni today, pressed the power button on my PC, it started up normal, showed the mobo splash screen etc... yet when it got to the stage of loading Windows (Vista) it just got stuck on the black screen that normally appears about 1 second before the "loading windows" status bar comes up. It just got stuck there on that black screen for over 10 minutes until I hard reset the PC. Then it gave me an error screen saying Windows hadn't been shut-down correctly and if I wanted to load it into safe mode etc. I just chose the normal mode and then it loaded Windows fine.

I then shut down the PC.

Later that day around 7pm I powered on the system again, and the same thing happened again. The only way I could get it working was to hard reset it and then it would boot after selecting "start normally".

So I have tried:

-Performing a Windows repair from the O/S disk, the repair program couldn't find any problems though, and consequently didn't repair anything.

-Restoring to yesterday before I have had issues.

What I need to know is if anyone else has had this problem before, or has heard of it, and possibly if there is a solution? I have tried searches, but I don't have a keyword/error code specific enough to find any real answers.

Could it be hardware or software related? Or both?

The last thing I have installed was an Epson printer on the 4th, but I haven't ... Read more

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Hi! A few months back I got this notebook and it has been working fine up until yesterday when all of a sudden the fullscreen mode on Youtube stopped working so I rebooted it and it went past the Lenovo/Windows loading screen and then just proceeded with a black screen. I did a System Restore (twice) and installed the latest graphic drivers (both Intel and nVidia). Didn't do any progress at all. Did some googling and found a temporary "solution" which was to plug in a HDMI cable at boot which made the monitor to light up with the Windows login page so it's obviously not a hardware issue... I do need my laptop every day and it's starting to really annoy me. Please shed some light on this...  Regards, Carl

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 Black screen on startup Windows 10

I have this issue also. I am wondering if a update from Microsoft is causing this.

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Hello there everyone. This is my first post on this forum and I am quite embarassed that it should be one where I ask for help.
Well, pride aside, I really have no idea what to do. I used my PC as sually this morning when suddenly it just froze. Very well then, it's Windows after all - not overly alarmed, I restarted. Now it takes full 10 or 15 minut to boot. First, I see the 'Welcome' message, which persists for a minute or two. Then, I see a balack screen and if I am patient enough after several minutes the startup is finally complete. If that wasn't bad enough, afterwards the PC is running very... Well, it's choppy. It often freezes for several seconds, which is no fun at all.
Just to be clear, I didn't change or modify anything lately, apart from installing Shockwave player yesterday. Also, I tried going into safe mode and deleting graphics card drivers, with no effect.
I would be very thankfull for any help or advice.
Cheers,
Vares
 

Answer:Windows XP startup problem, black screen

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I installed W7 Ult 32 bit some weeks ago on Drive C: and since then I got upon starting a clack screen with :

Windows 7
Windows 7

after xx seconds it goes on with the, I presume, the first one.
i think it might come from a previous trial,not
activiated W7 version, or some unfinished W7 installation.
I do not see any windows.old somewhere..

How to get rid of this,it delays my startup.???

I made a W7 backup just for security on Drive D:
Thanks for help,
William R.

Answer:Double windows 7 in startup black screen

have you tried here?

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I recently ran some anti-virus software and after rebooting my computer the screen goes blank after the opening Windows XP screen (which I guess is the POST).

It just hangs there. The mouse is on the screen and I can move it around but it doesn't load.

Things I have attempted:

1) Starting in SAFE MODE and last settings, etc. The same thing happens.
2) Resetting BIOS to default.
3) Running anti-virus programs by booting from CD
4) Running diagnostic program from Ultimate Boot CD

Before you ask, this is a Toshiba Satellite with Windows XP service pack 2 pre-installed. The reinstall disk does not give me the option of doing a repair. The option is only to wipe out the disk and reinstall (unless I'm missing something but it starts off announcing that). As my computer is down, I can't build a windows boot CD from it.

What I would really like to do is just copy over 20gigs of files that I want to keep from the laptop and then run the reinstall program and let the HD be wiped out. But what is a good program that will allow me to boot from CD and then copy from the harddrive to a separate drive plugged into the USB port? I haven't been able to find one and I assume that there would be one out there. I tried some of the Linux boot options on the UBCD but none of them would do that.

My other option was to simply take out the harddrive from the laptop and put it into a HD case and copy it over onto another computer but this laptop connects to ... Read more

Answer:Black screen after Windows XP startup screen

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=38573.0

PCLinuxOS live CD, burn ISO using IMGBurn, can then be booted from CD/DVD drive if BIOS is set to make it so, should be able to copy NTFS files from your Windows partition C: to a FAT32 partition, External USB, a bit more is required to read and write files to and from an NTFS partition. Have used this live cd to troubleshoot Windows, and also dualboot it with XP on a single HDD. You will need to right click on the desktop and configure for drives to be shown on the desktop, and then click on drive icon to mount for reading of NTFS partition or read and write for FAT32 partition. As it is a live CD it runs in RAM and no install is necessary.
 

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Hello,
 
I have a ThinkPad Edge E430, 64bit Windows 7 computer that is under warranty. Upon normal startup, I am able to load Windows 7 and get to the user login screen. After logging in, I get a black screen and can see the mouse cursor but no applications ever load. I think there is a problem that is preventing windows explorer from loading.
 
I'm not sure if this is related, but a few days before this started happening I received a Windows Action Center notice that the small.CA virus was detected on my computer. I ran Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, McAfee Virus Scan, and Emisoft Emergency Scanner, but none of them turned up any problems.
 
I'm able to run my computer through Windows safe mode with networking at the moment normally.
 
Do you know if this is a software problem and if so is it fixable? If it's a hardware problem, my computer is under warranty and I can send it back.
 
Thanks,
XSJ

Answer:Black/Blank Screen upon Normal Windows 7 Startup

In the Advanced Boot Options where you chose Safe Mode with Networking there is the option to Repair your computer.  Give this a try.

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Approx three weeks ago, I experienced a screen lock-up on a rather old Dell Laptop (Model 1450) using Windows Vista. I spazzed, tried to hard-boot (realized that a DVD was in there, poss the cause). Then reached for the Windows Vista software CD (was the wrong one - license was for other laptop).

To date, I can see the Dell Banner, the Windows Vista banner and then blackness. Nothing. No cursor...no lines...I hear the fan briefly....

Have tried to reboot in Safe mode (no luck). Pressed F2 and F12...can see both screens but Im lost.

Can't locate the orig Windows Vista cd to reload.

Is this computer dead? Any recommendations on how to revive? Lots of info on there I was hoping to extract. Thanks in advance for any advice....I'll start diggin the hole to toss the laptop into...
 

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I left my computer on over night on sunday, when i checked my computer late monday evening it just had a blank black screen on it. I rebooted the computer and it loads all the way to the winXP logo and then it displays this blank black screen with nothing on it. no sound no nothing. I tried starting "the last known good configuration" and the same thing occurs... i can start the computer in all 3 safe modes, but no other option works. i have no idea what to do. i didn't install any new software or hardware. any ideas?
 

Answer:blank black screen after windows logo on startup

Boot to safe mode, set your display for a generic vga, low resolution. Restart in standard mode, see if you get display. If so, start then, select correct display driver and try, step by step, to get back to where you were. If, somewhere along the line, you get the blank screen again, you should have an idea what happend.
 

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Good day,

This is my first, and hopefully last, thread on these forums as I've been experiencing a repeating problem over the last few days. After turning on my PC (Custom-built: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor (6 CPUs) ~3.3 GHz; 8192MB RAM), Windows will proceed as normal up until the "Welcome"-screen. After this screen, instead of my desktop, I'm left with nothing but a working cursor on a black screen. Keyboard, Ctrl+Alt+Delete/Ctrl+Shift+ESC and clicking with the mouse are all useless at this point.

So far I've been able to restore functionality by doing a hard reboot into Safe Mode and using the system restore tool to a previous restore point each time. I've tried using the "low resolution" and "last known working configuration" options in the boot menu on startup, but these gave me the same results as a normal boot. I've held off trying many other things recommended on the internet considering my limited knowledge and understanding of this subject, as it is almost never a good thing to simply experiment with these kinds of things.

I've downloaded the trial version of Malwarebytes and used it to scan my pc thoroughly. It came up with several infections by what seems to be a trojan. The so-called "Vendor" is called "Trojan.Agent", and these infections seem to occur in mostly randomly-named maps in the Temp files (e.g. temp\<random>\plugin.dll) and more specifically this... Read more

Answer:Black screen with cursor enabled on startup (Windows 7)

At the cost of moving this thread upwards, I'd like to add to my previous post that Malwarebytes found a Trojan.Agent file in the registry. The malicious software found by Malwarebytes is described below, and a screenshot of the scan results is attached to this post.

Vendor; Category; Item
Trojan.Agent; File; C:\ProgramData\Windows\msseedir.dll
Trojan.Agent; Registry Key; HKCR\CLSID\{312BFDCE-A901-4203-B4F2-ADCB957D1887}

Sincerely,

Tom

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Right after the load bar shows up for the vista screen the users pop up then you can enter vista. But for me after the load bar is done loading it just goes black and you cant see anything not even the cursor. I tried system restore it work but then when i restarted the computer the same thing happen.

Im able to load onto the safe mode with no problem which Im currently using to write this. I tried running spybot and it showed 2 problems I fixed it but it obviously wasn't the problem since it still happend after i restarted.

Also sometimes a screen shows up saying there may be a hardware or software problem windows couldnt load correctly what would you like to do and it gives me the option to start windows normally or to run the windows system thing that fixes the problem. Tried both and both still didn't do anything.
 

Answer:Windows Vista screen all black wont startup?

Any errors showing in your device manager?

Under Administrative Tools in the control, any items in the event viewer?

What peripherals do you have connected?

You did a system restore prior to the problems?

What anti virus and other security are you running?

Try going through this, because you did find some malware;
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407
:wave
 

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I've seen a bunch of threads with similar issues, but most seem to get piled on with people either dealing with or addressing situations with slightly different details, so I figured I'd start my own thread.
 
The story: 2 weeks ago, my Windows 7 64-bit system was working fine. The morning of June 30, I powered it down, packed it into my car and relocated about 400 miles away. I moved the computer into my new apartment on July 2, and there it sat unused until the evening of July 11. (I used my macbook pro in the mean time). When I powered it on this evening, the initial boot process seemed normal until Windows started to load. I got to the screen that says "Copyright Microsoft Corporation" below the animated progress bar. That window stays up for 5-6 seconds, and then the screen flickers and goes blank. A couple seconds later, the mouse pointer appears. All I can see on the black screen is the white mouse pointer, and that's where I'm at now.
 
Some details that seem relevant and that may differentiate my situation from some of the others:
 
The mouse pointer responds as it normally would.
I cannot pull up the task manager. (i.e. CTL+ALT+DEL and CTL+SHIFT+ESC do nothing)
The Num Lock key toggles the NumLock indicator light on the keyboard.
Safe Mode exhibits the same problem (black screen, active cursor), but at a lower screen resolution. - Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Command Prompt both do this.
Running Last Known Good Configuration did not help.
When I start... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 - Black Screen w/ Active Cursor on Startup

The best method to fix this is from a Windows bootable CD or DVD.  Do you have that?  Can you get into Command Prompt if you do not have it?  Does someone else you know have a Windows 7 OS?  You can make one from any windows 7 OS.
Once you get to Command prompt, do the following:
in C:\ type
chkdsk /r /f 
then hit enter.  This will try to repair the corrupt files For Windows 7 using repair method can get you to the CMD prompt. 
 
If you do not have this then you can use a boot disk from another company.  I use Kaspersky Rescue Disk  and following the instructions.  This will boot to a OS that will allow you to get your files off your HD, and then scan and fix issues with it.
 
Overall the EXPLORERFRAME.DLL is more than likely the issue.  So get your files first, you can also do this by disconnecting the HD and plugging it into your other computer as a USB device.  or by using the Rescue Disk and doing it that way.
 
If both do not work, then you need to reinstall your OS.
 
If you have questions please ask.
cz

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Whenever I boot Windows 7, after it starts, instead of showing the login screen, it show a black screen with a movable cursor. Now, I can go into safe mode, and it works, but, hell, I can even put my password on that black screen, press enter and it will go into Windows and work just fine. But the thing is, it's supposed to show the login screen, not just a black one, so I'm a bit worried of what might be causing the problem, and whether or not it could expand into something worse. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Black Screen with Cursor on startup, but Windows works

hi kergal
press and hold f8 the power up the laptop then select repair ur computer select command prompt and write
chkdsk then write chkdsk /c
the exit
and make restart

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First post, so please tell me if I make any errors. After having a frustrating malware which kept closing Malwarebytes, redirecting some links to other sites, disabling access to some sites as Symantec.com, I decided to follow a step by step guide to removing Malware, which I got up to a stage of using Combofix. The guide didn't warn me of any dangers, and I should've researched it, but now after failing the Combofix Microsoft Recovery Console, whenever I start up my PC, it's stuck on a cursor with a black screen. I managed to write this via Safe Mode with Networking. Any help?

Answer:Windows stuck at black screen on startup after Combofix

Also if it'd help I followed this guidehttp://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=139313

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Hello everyone, I am new to this website. It has been a couple months ever since I downloaded Windows 10, so it is not the typical problem people get during installation. About a week ago, there was a new security update from windows, so I updated my computer. I left that on overnight. My computer was frozen on an orange screen with a frozen loading circle in the middle. I did not know what went wrong, so I panicked and turned my computer off. After that, it kept doing that until it eventually went to this recovery page where it asked if I wanted to restore to a past point. I restored to a week before the problem, yet the problem was still present. After that, I tried starting the computer with "disable early launch anti-malware protection" and it worked the first time, then i restarted the computer, and again it was stuck at that orange screen. I'm not sure what I did, but that orange screen is not present anymore. It is now a black screen. Is there anything I can do in safe mode to fix my problem? I don't want to restore my computer because of all the data I have.

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Hi everyone

Earlier this evening, I updated my computer, which included about ten new important ones, and four optional. One of the optional ones was an NVIDIA drivers update. Thinking little of it, I set it to update, then watched a movie on the computer while I waited. During it, the screen went black three times (as if the power had been cut) and the computer's noise level dropped significantly. After less than a second, it was back to normal in all cases and afterwards, after seeing the update (where the NVIDIA driver had failed to update), I figured that was the problem. Windows Update said it needed to restart in order to install the drivers correctly, and I let it. Unfortunately, every time I start up now, the screen goes instantly black, and there is nothing but my regular windows cursor. The left side goes on a bit beyond my screen (I can move the cursor off-screen), but that's it. I have tried starting up with my the driver CD for my monitor, the one for my graphics card, as well as my Windows Restore disk. None of them work. I also can't enter Safe Mode because it never starts up, no matter how much I press F8. I've even tried hooking up an old keyboard, in case the USB ports somehow didn't work that soon in the startup or something. No dice, it won't even light up the Lock keys.

Any help would really be appreciated!

Answer:Black screen with cursor on startup following Windows Update

Have you tried booting in Safe mode (F8)?
Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7?

Windows 7 Black Screens of Death for Some AMD/ATI GPUs - Softpedia

windows 7 black screen after login, no desktop show up

Windows 7 Loads to a black screen. Whats the - Microsoft Answers

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Hi guys I am computer noob so take it easy on the flaming. I got a 2 yr old T 60 laptop with 1gb of mem, 80 gb hard drive and XP Home Edition.  I had finger print protection and everything to make it secure and my cousin wanted to use my compter when I am not around and I did not know how to disable figer proection so I restored the computer to factory state.  It was working fine until 30 min ago when I shut computer off by just pressing the off button for 5 seconds.  Now it just stops at WINDOWS XP screen and wont let me even access the THINK VANTAGE page to restore to factory state.  It's not letting me access safe mode either.  I am an idiot and did not make a bootable disk since computer companies are being cheap these days and not giving one like they used to. Please help me fix this problem.  Thanks in Advance.

Answer:T60 wont go past Windows XP startup black screen

help please

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Hello, I have a sort of strange problem with starting my Win7 PC. Strange in so far that when googling it, nobody else seems to have experienced this. While the PC seems to boot normally, it takes some ten minutes until the screen turns on. By then the Windows login screen is there, or I can also type the password and hit enter while the screen is still black, and find myself on the desktop as soon as there is a picture. From then on the PC works flawlessly. I can also turn the monitor off and on again and it works immediately. From other threads of people having similar but not identic problems, here are some solutions I've tried without success already

-Updating graphics card driver
-Unplugging internet cable and USB drives during boot during boot

Does somebody have a clue what else it could be?

Greetings, Mike

Answer:Black Screen on startup: Monitor or windows broken?

Try this, while the machine is booted up and the monitor is working, turn off the monitor and leave it off for about 15 or 20 minutes. Then turn it back on and see what happens.

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Ok, let's make this clear I am so pissed off right know. When I booted my PC today what was waiting for me? I managed to enter in mozilla buy pressing shift several times, etc.

So my question is how can I solve this problem? I have Windows 8 Pro 32 bit.

BTW don't mention my english.

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Hello, I have a Windows 7 G62 Laptop. I get past the logo screen, but before it lets me log in, it gives a black screen with the mouse cursor, but I am unable to even move the cursor. Thank you!

PierreR21

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Hello,I'm starting to run into an issue with a S300 with Windows 8.1 After the system regularly boot Windows in graphic mode, at the moment to present the login request the screen goes black, it looks that the system is regurlarly active and running but no ways to get the graphic GUI. Going in SAFE MODE it will complete the boot and allows to get in the Windows GUI.Nothing was changed from previously working sessions... I've also tried to install te latest AMD drivers from SAFE MODE but this has not sorted any effect. Going into BIOS and disabling the Dedicated Graphic allows to finally get the system back to work...but it seems really slow. Any suggested test to verify possible issues with the AMD dedicated graphics ?Any other indications to isolate the problem ? ThanksRoberto

Answer:IdeaPad S300 - Black Screen after Windows 81. startup

Hello Support Team... Is there anybody out there ?

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Hi,

I recently unsuccessfully tried to upgrade to Windows XP Professional sp2. I was previously running win xp with sp2 (older build).

Since fresh install is not an option for me, I did the following

1) boot with xp cd
2)chose repair install

This brought a blue screen that said " Please wait while setup copies files to the windows installation folder". Then it said "Saving Configuration" and it rebooted automatically.

Now all i have is a Black screen with a mouse pointer. The pointer moves so i know it hasn't hung.
I tried safe mode but all it does is bring up this screen with "safe mode" written on top.
I have already tried chkdsk -r from recovery console.

Format is not an option for me.

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:black screen on startup after upgrade to Windows XP Professional sp2

so you were upgrading to sp2 even thou you had sp2 already? which repair feauture did you use?

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The checkdisk log exists and the autocheck chkdsk* reg entry exists , however there is no screen showing the details while its going thru the processes, after windows xp bootup screen, screen goes blank until chkdsk is done . I have a notebook , integrated video , no other video card, although this notebook can support two monitors, Im using the notebook video screen only.

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Hi guys. I've searched over the forums for a similar problem and I've found that people say to boot in safe mode. The problem with that, however, is that I only get a black screen when I start up and don't know how I would boot in safe mode. This started after I updated the display driver. Reformatting would not be an issue if someone could explain how to do it without being able to see. Thanks.


I'm using Windows XP Home Edition.
 

Answer:Windows XP: Installed New Display Driver and now only get a black screen on startup

if you're getting a blank screen, this a no post. Do you see a ram or bios test when you power on? Read my NO POST guide in the guides forum.
 

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Hi

just been given a pc that has the above happening.

Done a google on the subject and it seems to point to either the mobo or the HDD or the last installed driver.

But I can do a system restore to the 28th of october and it works fine for a couple of reboots then it does the same thing.

I ran the inbuilt check system the pc has and it didnt find any issues with hardware.

I have avast running, malwarebytes running and have run rkill.exe all with nothing found.

The PC is only 2 years old.

There has been no new installs of any software or drivers, and the owner says it was closed down 2 nights ago and took 15 minutes or so to shut down.

and since then it has started up once ok then locked up and started displaying the fault.

Im quite happy to back up the customers files and do a full reinstall as a last resort, but if it then happens again I need to be able to tell him what if anything is faulty.

Edit

just found a thread that says avast can cause the issue, this would make sense as it auto updates after the system restore.

im going to disable avast for now and see if it clears the issue.

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So I ran safemode and disable avast as a service, and the pc booted up fine.

BUT...when it loads the desktop and the starts to load the various things in the system tray the desktop flickers and then it starts again building the system tray icons.

reenabling the avast service causes the issue to return so this is most definate the culprit.

Im going to do a... Read more

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Hi guys, I've got a nasty virus on a laptop that I cna't get rid of (not yet anyway) I have not yet run HijackThis! or GMER, however I have run ComboFix, it found and deleated a file on the D drive called installer.exe. No changes. Here are the symptoms:

1) When booting into normal startup it takes about 5 minutes to get to the desktop. That is from the time I see the Windows Loading screen until the screen goes black.

2) Once I have officially logged in the screen is black. All I see is the mouse courser. Pressing ctrl alt del does nothing. Neither does pressing the Windows key.

3) Booting into safe mode brings up the desktop and the computer workes fine then.

4) All of the System Recovery files have been deleated.

5) Going to the Avast website brings up the "This site has been marked as harmful and is being blocked" screen.

6) If I make any changes to startup using the msconfig command and then restart the computer the system will hang on the Windows loading screen, restart, and then revert itself back to the way it was before (black screen)

7) I cant run a virus scan (or do anything else) in Avast (this isnt really the virus's fault, avast dosent work in safe mode.)

I'll post the logs of HijackThis! tonight, but I would like if anyone has any suggestions to help me out before then.

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Hi there,
 
I have just started having this problem. Everything was running fine previously. I hadn't changed anything except for a couple of recommended settings given by system mechanic which I've had on my system for a couple of years now. 
When I boot up the computer, directly after the Microsoft logo and green progress bar it hangs for up to 10 mins on a black screen. The mouse arrow is the only thing visible. The HD activity light is off. After that windows loads. The computer behaves as normal after that. I reinstalled windows and all other software, which seemed to sort the issue until I installed sp3, which has now brought me back to square 1.
 
Computer is running xp pro (media centre) with sp3.
I am using Avast free Anti-virus, Comodo Dragon Firewall and Malwarebytes pro which I've been using for more than 3 years. I also have ccleaner and spywareblaster, again for more than 3 years. 
 
Any help would be much appreciated.
 
Ali 
 

Answer:Slow startup hangs at black screen before loading windows

Please download MiniToolBox --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
 
Check all of the boxes and then click on Go. When you get the report, please attach it here

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Hi guys, I've got a nasty virus on a laptop that I cna't get rid of (not yet anyway) I have not yet run HijackThis! or GMER, however I have run ComboFix, it found and deleated a file on the D drive called installer.exe. No changes. Here are the symptoms:

1) When booting into normal startup it takes about 5 minutes to get to the desktop. That is from the time I see the Windows Loading screen until the screen goes black.

2) Once I have officially logged in the screen is black. All I see is the mouse courser. Pressing ctrl alt del does nothing. Neither does pressing the Windows key.

3) Booting into safe mode brings up the desktop and the computer workes fine then.

4) All of the System Recovery files have been deleated.

5) Going to the Avast website brings up the "This site has been marked as harmful and is being blocked" screen.

6) If I make any changes to startup using the msconfig command and then restart the computer the system will hang on the Windows loading screen, restart, and then revert itself back to the way it was before (black screen)

7) I cant run a virus scan (or do anything else) in Avast (this isnt really the virus's fault, avast dosent work in safe mode.)

I'll post the logs of HijackThis! tonight, but I would like if anyone has any suggestions to help me out before then.

Answer:Windows 7 black screen on startup, have to start in safe mode.

Try going into safe mode with networkingRun MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan b... Read more

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So I tried to tune up and clean my friend's laptop a couple of days ago. I removed some spyware with AdwCleaner, turned Windows updates on, installed CCleaner, MalwareBytes and Avast (she used an old version of AVG), every scan was fine.Today she called me to say that when she opened a second tab in Chrome, all of a sudden a few porn sites popped up. She ran Malwarebytes, there was nothing found. And just now she called me that after 61 updates were installed, there was the message "configuring windows" and then it restarted and she got a black screen. She tried to turn it on again,and the same thing, only a black screen. Can you help me, and please fast, since this is her father's working laptop and he needs it and I feel like I'm to blame :/

Answer:Black screen upon startup after installing Windows updates ASAP.

Turn off the computer and unplug everything from the computer except the power cable. Boot the computer and let it sit for about 20 minutes and then shut it back off. Plug everything back in and boot it. It should start working again.
 
I have had this happen to a couple computers at work and that is how I fixed it.
 
David

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